I’m always on the look-out for recipes that can be turned into a skillet meal, too, and this chipotle chicken from G’Day Soufflé was perfect for that. Just the thought of smoky chipotles and chorizo, along with braised chicken was enough to convince me. But what really sold me was the unsweetened chocolate in the background that ties it all together. [Read more...]
I understand that you try to have a healthy breakfast most days. Really, I do. Monday through Friday is all about high-fiber cereal and green smoothies. But when the weekend rolls around and you just want to have cake for breakfast, I’m here for you.
This recipe for baked chocolate doughnuts is another winner from Tracy at Shutterbean. Imagine soft, chocolaty cupcakes topped with a rich espresso glaze, and baked in a pan with holes in the middle. There you have it. It helps that they’re so easy to whip together. Perfect for mornings after you’ve slept in (just a little). [Read more...]
How do you make sweet, crunch caramel popcorn even better? Drizzle it with melted vanilla candy melts and chocolate candy.
It also helps if you have an assistant who is willing to go purchase more candy when you don’t have quite enough and also pick the right colors out of the bag.
I found this recipe over at a farmgirl’s dabbles and knew it would make a tasty and pretty treat for the holiday. She warns that the stuff is addictive, and I’m glad that I plan to share because she’s right.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
How long has it been since you’ve tasted a Rice Krispies® treat? I’m not talking about the ones found in blue-foil wrappers, sitting on the shelf in your grocery store. I’m talking about melting your own gooey marshmallows and butter, and stirring in just enough cereal to hold it all together.
Rice Krispies treats are somewhat nostalgic for me. You see, I’m from the era way back when (did I just say that?) enjoying these sticky snacks required a bit of planning. They were not mass-produced and ready to throw in your grocery cart. No, these were a special treat, reserved for the occasional weekend sleepover or family get-together. It made my day when my mom came home from shopping and pulled the marshmallows and rice cereal out of the bags, because they were only bought together for one reason. From there, they only took minutes to put together, but the hardest part was waiting for them to cool enough to cut into squares.
If it’s been a while since you’ve made this classic in your own kitchen, now would be a good time to try them with an updated spin. Adding the creamy, chocolatey-hazelnut spread, Nutella, puts them over the top. So put this simple list of ingredients on your next shopping list and make someone’s day.